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    September 24, 2010
    9:00 - 9:30am PDT  

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commissioner chiu: thank you very much. next speaker. >> last year, i'll learn the truth about 9/11 -- i learned the truth about 9/11. this resulted in a loss of respect for president bush and cheney and a loss of motivation for this war, which i took off my bumper stickers, the "god bless our troops" and "we support our troops." the third was respect for 90% of the talk-show hosts. alex jones, i respect. for instance, let me tell you what happened.
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i listen to christian radio a lot of the times, and one of the christians states in fremont, and i went to dr. craig roberts, i was not able to listen to him and was not able to talk to him, but the manager of capex radio told me he was not going to talk about the facts of the crime scene of 9/11, and he had instructed craig roberts and andy berlin that they were not allowed to talk about the fact of the crime scene. he said he had instructed them not to talk about the facts of the crime scene. that is sad. that shows there is very little real talk radio. the last vestige of freedom is the internet, but you know what? in spite of the fact that 9/11 is clearly shown to be an inside job, it is the prelude to the judgment day. maybe jesus will come tomorrow. is there some sort of a delay?
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my understanding of the process is six months and some days already. where is jesus? where is he? [inaudible] whoever is handling this. commissioner chiu: it is showing up right now. >> excuse me, i am very pissed off. i am appalled. i look at the situation that has a hand here. you have a couple of limits on here, but i have been studying city government for over a decade. let me just say one thing -- with the city coming to my community, western addition is unacceptable. i want a total investigation of how the city and county, the
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mayor's office spent $150,000 coming into my community, bringing all this crap into our community, blocking streets and churches. i wake up a 7:30 in the morning, and i see everyone in our community walking around on bicycles. but they did not include us. whatever but they have on that database, it was a racist button because i am appalled. i do not have time to talk here, but i see you guys wasting government time. i am here to ask the president to give me two more minutes to talk about crucial issues in our community, which is district 5. you could do it. it is in the charter. if you cannot do that, how will you decide who will be our next mayor? do not play with me right now. i need two minutes. let me continue on. the city and county which passes your money on to
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redevelopment work support. that is in my community, and you have a director that is about to be resigned, but that office does not do anything for our community. i have a million things to say that i cannot say enough. there needs to be oversight in city government. there is a disconnect with our government and city hall. there is a disconnect between you and the mayor. he does not care. a lot of you do not care. i happen to be an african- american. commissioner chiu: thank you very much, mr. washington. >> ok, listen to this, ask you -- commissioner chiu: unfortunately, i need to provide everyone a uniform time for public comment. >> everybody is supposed to be concerned about an issue in our community. commissioner chiu: mr.
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washington. >> jesus christ, you all are so wrong. commissioner chiu: thank you very much, mr. washington. next speaker, please. again, for members of the public, obviously, i need to enforce uniform time for each of the speakers under our board rules. next speaker please. thank you. next speaker please. >> good afternoon, supervisors.
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library users association. six of the branches are closed with only bookmobile service, but you would not even know that from some of the branches when you go up to them and see what is present for the public -- almost nothing. as you can see from this picture of park branch, you have a chain-link fence. you have a fund-raising son, a big sign here, concerning who is in charge and was on the library commission, danger signs, very much in the back is a sign 30 feet set back from the sidewalk that says "park branch is closed for renovation." in much smaller tight if you can even see it from the street, it talks about the bookmobile and
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the alternate program for children's programs. there's nothing about other over the library facilities. there is nothing about library programs, such as the summer reading program for children and adults. what is paramount from this scene is fund raising, construction, and last, the public, which is very little provided for with respect to what other library services are available. it is an unfortunate thing, but with $188 million project for construction and renovation, that there cannot be a bulletin board with a light showing what those other facilities are that the library has and what kinds of programs the library is offering the public. thank you. commissioner chiu: thank you.
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are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none at this time, general public comment is closed your >> items 26 through 31 are being considered for adoption without committee reference. these items will be acted upon by a single roll call vote. commissioner chiu: would anyone like to sever any of these items? if we could take a roll call vote on items 26 through 31 please. >> chiu aye. chu aye. daly aye. dufty aye. elsbernd aye. mar aye. maxwell aye. mirkarimi aye. alioto-pier aye. avalos absent. there are nine ayes.
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pardon me, supervisor avalos. there are 10 ayes. commissioner chiu: i know there's at least one proclamation at 3:30, and item 19, language is still being drafted. if it is not done by 3:30, i suggest we continue to another meeting, so it week recess for now and come back at 3:30 and hopefully move forward with our business expeditiously at that time. thank you. at this time, we commissioner chiu: welcome back to the board of supervisors meeting of september 21, 2010. we are here in part for our special order at 3:30. i will be presenting the commendation today to the blackrock arts foundation, and
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i'd like to ask of some of the representatives. the president of the board, executive director, the secretary of the board, the vice president of the board, and one of the need artists of the wonderful installation, which i will talk abou last week, i have the honor speaking at a presentation in the southeast corner of my district. the blackrock arts organization was the organization behind bringing this great project to one of our spaces. they have been pioneering a very exciting new model for public arts in which they partner with neighborhoods and communities and city governments to temporarily placed city art project. the products that are facilitated by it as collaborative one have generated tremendous social but as a patient brought the process
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of both the installation and participation. since the first installation that they assisted with several years ago, we have now had several major installations in various major public spaces throughout the city, which have been extremely well received from every neighborhood that has been in. most of the neighborhoods have come, what is known internationally known festival, which was born in san francisco 25 years ago. from my perspective and i think many of my colleagues share this perspective, i think we need to do everything we can to help our city really grow, not just the are cystic -- the artistic community but our city's artistic economy. we need to promote breast core values of activity, community, and activism. i want to thank those of you with the foundation and the community for all you have been doing both for san francisco for
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the world and for our wonderful public spaces in our city. thank you. [applause] >> it is a real privilege to be able to serve the community with the black rock foundation's work. this is where our roots are, and this is where a lot of our activity happens. although we are expanding worldwide, the burning man organization is world renowned, and a lot of people do not understand or realize that the black rock arts foundation supports artists all year round, and we have a big presence in san francisco. have you all see in the rocket ship down at pier 14? i highly recommend you go check it out. it is this beautiful retro futuristic looked from the
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1920's or 1930's, and flash gordon comes to mind. when we were installing it, an elderly gentleman wearing a service cap -- they were veterans of foreign wars, giggling like schoolchildren, climbing up on to the concrete blocks trying to get photos of each other on the fence, so i offered to take some photos of them, and it was really touching. i was trying to make sure they got the mall in there, and they said they did not care about them, but just get the rocket. the action was not behind a fence half an hour later and were still taking photographs and having a good time. that is the kind of work that black rock arts foundation is able to bring to a civic setting. it is work that is cutting edge and fun and play ball, and it is not just a guy on a horse with a
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sword -- fun and playful. i want to thank you for your support as well as the grants for the art -- the department of art environment, who we have a program with. i would like to thank our board members who were introduced, and especially the artist, one of which is representative. if it were not for them, we would not be doing what we're doing. if you have a neighborhood with a park that could use some art, you have a community that once some art, you know an artist that could use some funding, let us know, and we can help. thank you. [applause] >> part of our mission is to promote civic opportunity end
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engagement, and thanks to a wonderful city you are helping to run in sentences, you make it truly worthwhile. it is a wonderful opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> item 19. >> madam chair, and 19 has already been called. commissioner chiu: thank you. i appreciate your patience. this is an item of significant importance to an institution within chinatown in my district, which has been in need of significant and expensive seismic work. i noted to do this, we need some tweaks to the bonds are around transferable rights, and we considered this last week at land use and had passed out a version of legislation unanimously, but over the last
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few days, a number of representatives of other projects have come to a number of us asking for some consideration of changes, so what i would like to propose at this time, because there's not a complete meeting of the mines, is that we do the following -- that we send the legislation back to land use, but before we do that, we duplicate of your files, both of which will need to be amended based on some of the conversations open -- we duplicate two files. we need to meet some deadlines that are necessary, so at this time, i would like to make a motion to duplicate the file and to amend these two versions of the file. the first version to have a minor amendment on language that would add information around making payments used to make loans used to finance the preservation and rehabilitation. the second version would be amendments that embody ongoing
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discussions with some of these owners and developers. if i could make that did look as if an amendment set of motions. -- duplicative and amendments set of motions, and if i could make a motion to send both of these back to land use. the intent is that we will work the issues out over the next few days hopefully and on monday passed out a version that would come back to the board next week so that we do not have to have a hearing here at the board, that we can actually do this business back the land use. >> moved that we continue this to committee, seconded by supervisor mirkarimi. as amended. >> madam chair, mr. president, that was without objection. commissioner chiu: the two versions will be sent to land use committee.
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madam clerk, are there any in memoriams for today? today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals -- on behalf dufty of behalf, the late sgt margin anthony lugo, the late mr. william koblets. that concludes our business for today. commissioner chiu: colleagues, we are adjourned for today.
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>> i work with the department of environment and we are recycling oil. thank you. we can go into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and
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used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go.
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>> good afternoon. i would like to welcome everyone back from the summer break. all of our staff was hard at work during this hiatus we have had. it is wednesday -- it is
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tuesday, september 14, 2:00 p.m.. [tolroll call -- all present] item seven has -- item 11 has been taken off the calendar and will be continued to the next meeting. the next item is approval of the minutes of the july 27 special meeting and minutes of the august 10 regular meeting. is there any provision? president crowley: colleagues, any additions, corrections, or deletions? any public comment? seeing and hearing at 9, all those in favor please signify --
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seeing and hearing none, all those in favor please signify. >> next, public comment for matters within commission jurisdiction but not on today's agenda. i believe i have a speaker card on this item. president crowley: thank you. >> commissioners, my name is francisco decosta. i have been away. i visited countries where i got the opportunity to speak to many community organizations, and also to visit facilities such as we have here in san francisco. prior to me going, i was privy to some public documents on our infrastructure, having worked at presidio san francisco on
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infrastructure projects. i see a lot of activity, some good, some bad, and some ugly. commissioners, you know, because of this economy, we are privileged because of our forward planning. at one time, we were supposed to address both the waste water and the clean water project. maybe there is only one commissioner here who participated in the earlier workshops, when mr. dennis normandy was on this commission. some of us from the community
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put a lot of effort to see that we would go to a better place. but the actions led to our just focusing on the clean water, which we are doing now. and soon we will be addressing the waste water, which will impact san francisco in a big way. the reason i am here is to point out to the commissioners, in view of what has happened at san bruno, with the infrastructure there, how when we tear up our roads, how when we expose our utilities -- to look at our utilities in a realistic manner. now, this may seem to be very
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easy, but it is very difficult. so i am calling upon the engineers to work on this. i know we cannot expose all this information because of 9/11, but one of the reasons i am speaking to you is that from the inception, before we begin this wastewater project, we do it in the right way. thank you very much. president crowley: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, commissioners, and welcome back. one of the reasons i came today is that i had heard from different people in my community that commissioner ellis was going to be gone. i am glad to see you are here and i hope you are being reconsidered to stay here. i hope the other commissioners support you. we need you.
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you have been very good at working with us in the community. these are the things that need to be done. i know all the commissioners know that. since you have chosen me as your goodwill ambassador for sola, i have to say that, because i want people to know you work with the community. you have your staff working with us. i want people to know you are doing what you can do for your community, in support of the community, and that you are here. every motion and thing you do is from your heart. thank you very much. have a blessed day. >> mining is joshua. first of all, i wanted to second the sentiments of ms. jackson. it is good to see you, commissioner ellis. i am looking forward to the discussion of community benefits. since it is not on the agenda, i
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want to ask if there is an update on the state of solar in san francisco, and how we are going to get the committee to work on the next round of puc project. i know a lot of us are eagerly waiting to see the sunset reservoir switched to get turned on and get a walk through for some of the community folks to get people back into the solar frame of mind again. can community folks go out and see how it is shaping up? >> now might be a good time to jump out of order. ed harrington, our general manager, has some announcements to make. >> as you know, the first announcement was that we have selected a general manager for external affairs. that position was vacated earlier this year when